NW Oregon Chapter

The NW Oregon Chapter

The Blessings in a Backpack Northwest Oregon Chapter builds on the amazing work of Take Action INC (TAI). Founded over ten years ago to feed elementary-school children in the community, TAI grew to serve over 2,000 kids in 51 schools in Northwest Oregon.

To support further expansion and growth, Blessings in a Backpack and TAI joined forces as of April 1, 2020, as the Blessings in a Backpack Northwest Oregon Chapter. Also part of the chapter is Alder School in Portland. With the help of community leaders, we are launching the chapter with an advisory board and managing director to drive additional growth under a sustainable, scalable model. In doing so, we can grow from feeding 2,000 children on the weekends this past school year to 10,000 children by 2026!

Who will feed the kids this weekend?
Why not you?

Have you heard the saying, “Be who you needed when you were younger?” That’s why Trisha started a program in her community. Watch the video to learn more.

Meet Our Board

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Michael Huber
Co-Chair

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Janet Huber
Co-Chair

Janel Hovde

Janel Hovde
Member

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Marjorie Miyasako
Member

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James Raish
Member